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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Jul 20, 2008 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

I haven't heard many of the Dark Stars from the later years but the one's I have, I've enjoyed. My favorite thus far is 10/26/89; top notch! Anyway, what are your favorites from the 80s and 90s?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 20, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

while it doesn't even come close to the perfection of the early era Dark Stars, by any stretch of the imagination, i recall enjoying the 4/1/91 version; the whole show is actually quite good ... but i never really said that

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-04-01.sbd.miller.31966.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 20, 2008 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

09-20-1990, 04-01-1991, 03-29-1990, 07-13-1984, 10-09-1989

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jul 21, 2008 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

As another biased poster I have to give my first 12/12/90 and its conclusion on 12/14 as my favs.

First it was with Bruce on piano and was out of a killer Iko to give it the energy to take off and then it was beauitfully transitioned into a great Terrepin.


http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-12-12.sbd.zei.2030.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: el muerto Date: Jul 20, 2008 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

funny, but in 1984 we had a Space Development Conference in San Francisco that was founded by Keith and Carolyn Hensen, as well as Timothy Leary.

I did the T- Shirt and tye dyed 30 or so... Sent a Package to Phil including a shirt.
The men working in space had the "DEAD" etched into there space pacs.

Told Phil we be at Greek shows in Berkeley that summer and the boyz did a "Dark Star" on 7/13/84.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-07-13.sbd.ferguson.353.sbeok.shnf

http://www.islandone.org/ISDC/ISDC1984_SF/ConferenceMisc-DaleAmonPapers/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program-p001.jpeg

http://www.islandone.org/ISDC/ISDC1984_SF/ConferenceMisc-DaleAmonPapers/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program-p002-003.jpeg

http://www.islandone.org/ISDC/ISDC1984_SF/ConferenceMisc-DaleAmonPapers/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program/19840419-19840422-SF1984-ISDC3-Program-p004.jpeg

plus I folded those programs... at the banquet I sat at Buzz Aldrin's table

That Phil Lesh is one lucky dude.

This post was modified by el muerto on 2008-07-20 22:51:09

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

IMHO only complete two verse Dark Stars could qualify to be contenders in this category. I think there may be less than a half a dozen of these after '89. As to which is the best, this is a subjective opinion. What also complicates the decision is that the three instrumental phases of the song are so distinctive and sometimes so inconsistently played by the band. My fav is the DC '90 Dark Star. Although the post second verse meltdown may not be as good as Miami '89, the pre-first verse and the between verses jams are simply extraordinary for the period. It also helps that this DC show is one of the better post coma shows and as such it is in my regular rotation.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-07-12.sbd.mcatee.2582.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

thanks for posting the space development conference program...

very interesting to see, especially on this 39th anniversary of the first lunar landing...and of course Buzz was there...one of those special moments in life that are hard to forget...

plus I liked the cover design with the moon being shown through a pillar of the golden gate bridge...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 20, 2008 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

per sun ra, "space is the place". Then again, gotta get in to get out:

http://www.noetic.org/about/history.cfm


For that '84 Dark Star, quite the set up - Friday the 13th, Full Moon, lunar/space images on the screens, and the shooting star - no, we didn't hallucinate that last part

...and Phil in his NASA shirt. When he hits those first few notes, well, damn....

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2008-07-21 03:12:50

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Poster: Pete Bardo Date: Jul 21, 2008 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

Hey y'all. I was the Administrator of L5 in '84. Turns out Phil's a big space buff. He was behind a large donation to the L5 Society following one of the Dead's Warfield Theater benefits a few years earlier.

I met Phil for dinner with my family in Phoenix in '81 just before a show they were doing there. He was expecting a NASA type executive, but he got a hippie-type instead. He held my 1-year old son in his lap while we talked about space. Some of his musical talent must have rubbed off. My son is now 28 and has been playing drums in our Dead cover band since he was 15.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 20, 2008 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

so bluedevil have you ever visited their retreat in petaluma?

it looks pretty nice...

anyway, an interesting org which I will look into joining once I see some cash flow...thanks

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 20, 2008 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

I have not, but would like to check out the tour at some point. They have some very interesting folks affiliated with them - check out their Board of Directors and other folks listed there.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jul 20, 2008 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: space development conference program...

it is certainly an interesting and diverse group that they have there...

even george zimmer of men's warehouse fame...

my new phrase of the day is "radical awakening"...

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Jul 20, 2008 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

With David Murray 09-22-1993. Since the 70s Murray has taken his instrument and his music to the extreme. Isn't that what the Dead were all about?
Branford's Dark Star,too,although his Eyes surpasses them all. Ganges, if you're still here, get an ear full of 03-29-1990: lyrics and music just become one.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Jul 20, 2008 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

Im biased - so my favorite Dark Star in the 90's is the only one i heard live 3-26-94 ... but i don't reccomend listening to it. Its not a very good version and Jerry only sings the first verse.

However, one thing I loved about '91 were all of the Dark Star teases they did. One of my favorite show's from this time is 6-17-91 @ Giants Stadium. No official Dark Star here, but the playing around they did this night was fabulous. 9-10-91 is great with a Estimated Prophet-> Dark Star-> Drums-> Jam-> Dark Star-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle.
Last but not least - on a night where everyone raves about the Terrapin that was played in all it's glory, there is also a very nice Dark Star to be heard on 6-23-93. And if you listen to it, ya may as well go ahead and check that Terrapin out as well.

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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Jul 20, 2008 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Dark Star of the 80s/90s?

I really enjoy 04-01-91 and 08-16-91. And 10-16-89 the whole second set is great!

the only dark star I saw live was at deer creek 93, but the terrapin>jam was more heavy....don't you love the shows you decide to drop at....I'll never forget the purple color back drop during dark star that night